Natural Curling Products:
Shea Moisture’s Curl Collection has seriously made styling my curly hair so much easier. I’ve completely stopped straightening my because these give me no reason to. For wavy hair I would recommend the Moisture Mist since it’s light. For curlier hair, the Curl and Style milk. For kinkier hair, the Smoothie. And for very kinky hair the Curling Souffle (not pictured here). I use both the mist and the milk. Plus they smell amazing if you like coconut and hibsicus! So if you have curly hair and need some help with it you should definitely try this stuff out and get rid of your straightener, sticky gels and hairsprays.
Milk: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Sugar Starch, Silk Protein, Essential Oil Blend, Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem), Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitol Esters, Algae Extract, Hlyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract (Sage), Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot), Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Natural Body and Hand Lotion:
Burt’s Bees Fragrance Free Shea Butter and Vitamin E Lotion is one of the best lotions I have used and I have very dry skin. In the winter when my hands are cracking it does the trick.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Decyl Cocoate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower), Cera Alba (Beeswax) (beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit (shea), Polyglyceryl 3 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Olive), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (Grape), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Buttermilk (Butyris Lac) (Buttermilk Powder), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract (Matricaria), Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Extract, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Rosemary), Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Canola Oil, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Glucose, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearyl Lactylate, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Glucose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascaras do not contain chemicals like almost every other drugstore brand mascara and they work just as well. I haven’t experienced any smudging. There’s 4 different types: Original, Jumbo, Boosting and Fake Out. So far I have just used the original one pictured here. However, only the Organic Wear line of Physicians Formula is natural.
Ingredients: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water (Produced from Organic Farming), Glycerin, Iron Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Water, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera) (Produced from Organic Farming), Jojoba Esters, Tapioca Starch (Produced from Organic Farming), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Produced from Organic Farming), Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice (Produced from Organic Farming), Cellulose Gum, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (Produced from Organic Farming), Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil (Produced from Organic Farming), Oryza Sativa (Rice Protein (Hydrolyzed)), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract (Produced from Organic Farming)
Men’s Natural Shave:
Personally I can’t review Shea Moisture’s men’s shave line but I got the pre-shave oil for my brother and he said he no longer gets any irritation or bumbs so sounds pretty good!
Ingredients: Shea Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Grapefruit Extract, Vitamin E, Menthol, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil, Clove Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Essential Oil Blend
Natural Shampoo and Conditioner
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner are great for dry or damaged hair. They are very gentle so they are probably not good for oily hair but Shea Moisture also has other types of shampoos and conditioners all without sulfates that strip and dry hair.
Shampoo: Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Beets), African Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Argan Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Rosemary Extract, Sea Kelp Extract, Vitamin E, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract (Honeysuckle), Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract (Japanese Honeysuckle)
Conditioner: Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Avocado Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot)
Natural Shave Cream
Kiss My Face Moisture Shave is a great alternative to Gillette and Skintimate shave creams/gels that are not only filled with chemicals but also may release CFCs that deplete the ozone layer.
Ingredients: Water, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Allantoin (Comfrey Root), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana (Montana Flower) Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Goldenseal) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract, Cymbopogon Schoeanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Citrus Auranatifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Saponaria Officinalis (Soapwart) Extract, Nasturtium Officinale (Watercress) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Hydroxyetheylcellulose
Natural Soap Bars
Shea Moisture is one of my favorite natural brands. After my skin was super dry from using Dove soap bars (filled with chemicals), I switched to these and my skin really improved.
Coconut: Coconut Oil, Coconut Milk, Papaya Enzymes, Vanilla Beans, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Songyi Mushroom Extract, Vitamin E, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower, Soaps of Coconut & Palm
African Black Soap: African Black Soap Base, African Shea Butter, Oats, Aloe, Plantain Extract, Vitamin E, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Palm Ash, Rosemary Extract, Iron Oxides
Raw Shea: African Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Rosemary Extract, Vitamin E, Soaps of Coconut & Palm
Sustainable Valentine’s Day Tip of the Day:
Stay In and Get Cozy: Why not stay in and make a home-cooked vegetarian meal for your Valentine? Not only does this mean more quality time together but it also means saving carbon emissions by not traveling far. And don’t forget the natural and chemical free candles!
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!